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Maxxis Final Showdown Heads to Little Silver (Preview Included)

Source: Latest News Articles from ACU.org.uk - Wednesday, 3rd October 2012, 14:39 GMT

This weekend the eighth and final round of the 2012 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championships will take place at the Little Silver. The natural hillside circuit is sure to produce some great racing in all four classes and to add to the excitement all the titles have still yet to be decided. A great way to finish what has been a fantastic season. Coming into the final round, the MX2 Championship battle is set to continue with only 16 points separating current leader Mel Pocock and Elliott Banks Browne. Both riders have been in fine form, exchanging race wins all season long. Pocock recently clinched the UEM European EMX250 Championship and will be looking to add the Maxxis title to his CV. The Little Silver event also features another combined class race at the end of the day, where the 2012 MX2 title will most likely be decided. Currently in third place in the Championship is Neville Bradshaw on the Evo Tech Stevens Honda, ahead of Steven Lenoir and Bryan Mackenzie on the Pendrich KTM in fifth. In the MX1 class, Kevin Strijbos leads the Series by 58 points over Shaun Simpson. The Belgium rider could seal his first National Championship with a strong result in the opening race. Simpson will be hoping to repeat his performance from last year where he took the overall victory at the same venue. Third place is currently held by Gert Krestinov on the Route77 Energy MVR-D Honda ahead of the injured STR KTM rider Matiss Karro. Martin Barr and Jamie Law will also be looking to move into the top five of the overall championship standings and overturn Karro. Little Silver will also have the added excitement of reigning MX1 Champion Brad Anderson making his return to British action on the Carlton Dry Honda. Anderson has recently signed a deal to race for the Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE team in 2013 and will be keen to prove that he is still a strong title contender by challenging Strijbos. Buildbase Honda’s Nico Aubin also moves into the MX1 class from MX2 with the Championship now out of reach, the team are looking to build and prepare to the 2013 season and gain some strong results. This weekend’s racing will also feature the final round of the Veterans Championship, currently leading the championship is Phil Mercer on his KTM ahead of Terry House, Gary Hoptrough and Greg Hanson. All four riders are separated by only 12 points and with two races left in the Championship anything could happen. Little Silver marks the final round of the new MXY85 series, which has produced some superb racing in the previous two rounds. Will Keogh currently leads the series on 81 points with Josh Gilbert, Todd Kellett and Gradie Featherstone all tied on 75 points in second to fourth places. Jordan Eccles in fifth place sits a further 7 points back. The Little Silver circuit offers excellent all round viewing and is easily reached from the end of the M5 motorway. The action starts with the MX2 Qualifying session at 8.45am with the first championship race at 12.15pm. Tickets for the Maxxis Championship cost Read article

Maxxis Set For a Party in the Park

Source: Latest News Articles from ACU.org.uk - Thursday, 24th May 2012, 10:47 GMT

This weekend Round four of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship heads to the Northampton circuit of Milton MX Park, hosted by ACU Events Ltd. With four classes of action on display there is sure to be plenty to keep you entertained. Over recent months the Milton MX Park has seen a number of slight changes to the circuit layout and surface to help racing flow. One of those changes is the introduction of a large amount of wood chippings. With three round of the Championship already in the bag, there has already been a number of twist and turns. In the MX2 class Monster Energy Bike It Yamaha’s Mel Pocock will be looking to continue his stunning start to the season as he leads the Championship. Pocock’s strongest challenge at Milton Park will no doubt come in the shape of double race winner at the previous round at Lyng, Elliott Banks Browne on the HM Plant KTM UK machine. Meanwhile local rider Neville Bradshaw on the Evo-Tech Stevens Honda and Samsung RFX Yamaha’s Steven Lenoir will be looking close the gap on the series leader around the Milton circuit as they both hold third in the Championship. The French youngster Lenoir has slowly been gathering pace and is sure to be a podium threat while Bryan MacKenzie and Graeme Irwin round out the top 6 in the Championship. In the MX1 class Kevin Strijbos was once again dominate at Lyng where he extended the championship lead over Shaun Simpson. With the Milton event being the first hard pack circuit on the calendar it will be interesting to see how the Belgium rider performs, along with the added competition from wild card and former British Champion Josh Coppins, who currently leads the Australian National Championship and will be looking for podium glory during his short visit to the UK. Another rider hoping to add to his continually improving results is Shaun Simpson on the Monster Energy Bike It Yamaha, who sits in second place just ahead of Matiss Karro on the Team STR KTM. With only a handful of points separating the pair the battle is sure to be close, whilst Stephen Sword and Gert Krestinov are currently tied on points for fourth place, ahead of Marc De Reuver in sixth place. Round four of the Championship at Milton MX Park features the first of the mixed class races. This will allow race fans to see the top 20 MX1 and MX2 riders from the day competing together in the same race during a 30 minute plus 2 lap race, at the end of the day. Will Pocock or Banks Browne on the MX2 machine be able to put the challenge to the likes Strijbos and Simpson around the technical Milton circuit? Milton Park also features the third round of the MXY2 class, which is currently being led by Dan Thornhill with Chris Bayliss and Robert Muscat in second and third places. Fourth place in the Championship is currently held by Robert Davidson ahead of Ben Watson in fifth. During the first two round of the Championship we have seen three different race winners, so could Milton produce another new name at the top of the standings come Sunday night? For the first time ever the all new ACU Events MXY85 class will be taking to the track on the same day as the Maxxis British Championship. The MXY85 class, featuring some of the countries best Small and Big Wheel 85cc riders in two mixed races, with the likes of Josh Gilbert, Lewis Houghton, Todd Kellett and Jay Hague the racing is sure to be exciting in both of the races. The MXY85 class is designed to offer the stars of tomorrow the platform to perform in-front of the top teams in the Maxxis British Championship paddock. Sunday’s action starts at 8:45am with Practice and the first of eight Championship races starting at 12:15pm. For more information please visit the Official Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship website on www.MXGB.co.uk. Read article

What’s on Weekly-27th, 28th and 29th August

Source: Latest News Articles from ACU.org.uk - Friday, 26th August 2011, 9:44 GMT

This weeks ‘What’s on Weekly’ features more events from around the country. Here is a selection of just a few events taking place. Motocross This August Bank Holiday sees the 45th running of the famous Ken Hall trophy. As is now customary Sunday is Twin Shock and Classic Day with the Dave Thorpe Evo Championship Final Round plus a Pre85 Twin Shock Class and an Open Twinshock Class and for the first time Classic Sidecars. The meeting will also be hosting a round of the British Quad championships, top names include Winrow, Holmes, Murphy, Macbeth and Watson and other great riders. Monday is the day when you can see the Top International solo's and sidecars This year the event is hosting a round of the British Sidecar Championship with riders such as Brown, Millard and Etheridge plus the added excitement of top International Sidecar teams Rupeiks, Hendrikx, Bax, and Soderqvist which should make for superb racing. The main Ken Hall trophy features the likes of "bad boy” Brad Anderson fresh from his great ride at Matterly Basin at the GP in Winchester last weekend. Elliott Banks-Browne, Mel Pockock, Local Bordon lad Alan Keet, Alfie Smith, Alex Snow and Liam Garland to name but a few and also returning from Injury Zach Osborne. All in all a Great Value for money weekend with great racing and a superb trade village with some great food on offer, Don’t miss it. Two miles south of Petersfield on the A272, Manor Farm, Langrish. This weekend the Phoenix Tools Premier Motocross Championship kicks back into action for the second time of asking at the ever popular Landrake Moto Parc in Cornwall for round 8 in the ten round series. Defending Champion John May on the Meredith Suzuki still leads the Phoenix Tools MX1 Championship by 98 points from Luke Hill who had moved up in to 2nd at the last round, but is still in a fierce battle with Belgium rider Maarten Cremers on the Phoenix Tools CCM who is just 7 points behind in third spot, but there are several other riders who will be lining up beside them like Sam Chapman, Ben Harmon, Luke Blanchard, Tom Harvey, Kelvin Townsend plus many more. In the St Blazey MX2 Championship its Jamie Skuse on the DMX/MX-Zone Honda who leads the proceedings by 83 points from defending Champion Luke Mellows on the Meredith Suzuki with Maunders Racing Wayne Shimell there in 3rd, but just as with the MX1 there is plenty of other talent lining up like Will Worden, Nick Wadge and Harry Snow to name a few. In the M D Racing Over 35 Championship it’s still Martyn Tucker who leads the Championship but only by 30 points from Keith Hanson who took the overall at the last round. Lying in third spot just 42 points adrift of Hanson is Chris Brown who will have plenty to go for along with the likes of Rob Lewis, Greg Brooks, Tony Bayliss plus many others. In the Petersen Racing Junior Championship its Bill Farleigh who tops the standings by 45 points from Harvie Templeton-Banks who took his first win at the last round as did Michael Rowe who is just 25 points behind in 3rd spot. Others to contend with will be the likes of Anthony Milliar, Jordan Owen, Curtis Hunt, Jake Owen plus many others. Landrake Moto Parc has excellent viewing and easy parking and is situated just five minutes South of the Tamar Bridge on the A38 with the first race at 10-30am. There are still places available so if you would like to ride give Mel Martin a ring on 01626 365335. On Monday 29th August the Woodbridge Dmcc will be hosting a motocross meeting at their Blaxhall Circuit. The meeting also features a round of the NGR Championship and will also feature Expert and Junior classes. The Club is also looking to run a 2 stroke only class depending on the numbers of entries. The club is also offering riders the chance to double up on classes and enter both the 2 stroke class and one other class for Read article

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Phoenix Tools Premier Championship returns to Landrake

Source: Latest News Articles from ACU.org.uk - Thursday, 25th August 2011, 8:52 GMT

This weekend the Phoenix Tools Premier Motocross Championship kicks back into action for the second time of asking at the ever popular Landrake Moto Parc in Cornwall for round 8 in the ten round series. Defending Champion John May on the Meredith Suzuki still leads the Phoenix Tools MX1 Championship by 98 points from Luke Hill who had moved up in to 2nd at the last round, but is still in a fierce battle with Belgium rider Maarten Cremers on the Phoenix Tools CCM who is just 7 points behind in third spot, but there are several other riders who will be lining up beside them like Sam Chapman, Ben Harmon, Luke Blanchard, Tom Harvey, Kelvin Townsend plus many more. In the St Blazey MX2 Championship its Jamie Skuse on the DMX/MX-Zone Honda who leads the proceedings by 83 points from defending Champion Luke Mellows on the Meredith Suzuki with Maunders Racing Wayne Shimell there in 3rd, but just as with the MX1 there is plenty of other talent lining up like Will Worden, Nick Wadge and Harry Snow to name a few. In the M D Racing Over 35 Championship its still Martyn Tucker who leads the Championship but only by 30 points from Keith Hanson who took the overall at the last round. Lying in third spot just 42 points adrift of Hanson is Chris Brown who will have plenty to go for along with the likes of Rob Lewis, Greg Brooks, Tony Bayliss plus many others. In the Petersen Racing Junior Championship its Bill Farleigh who tops the standings by 45 points from Harvie Templeton-Banks who took his first win at the last round as did Michael Rowe who is just 25 points behind in 3rd spot. Others to contend with will be the likes of Anthony Milliar, Jordan Owen, Curtis Hunt, Jake Owen plus many others. Landrake Moto Parc has excellent viewing and easy parking and is situated just five minutes South of the Tamar Bridge on the A38 with the first race at 10-30am. There are still places available so if you would like to ride give Mel Martin a ring on 01626 365335. Read article

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